As temperatures across North Carolina rise this spring, the grass and trees aren’t the only things waking up. Pests of all shapes and sizes become active in the spring as well. Without the proper strategy, those pests may find their way into your home. Here are a few spring indoor pest control tips to help prevent an early infestation.
Monitoring for Pests
One of the most essential parts of spring indoor pest control is knowing and understanding the common pests to watch for in the spring. By knowing which pests come out in the spring, you can effectively prepare for them. As the temperatures continue to rise, monitor in and around your home for any pest activity.
Common Indoor Pests in North Carolina This Spring:
- Camel Crickets
- Ants: Fire Ants, Carpenter Ants, and Odorous Black Ants
- Centipedes & Millipedes
- Paper Wasps, Yellow Jackets, and Carpenter Bees
- Fleas & Ticks
Spring Cleaning for a Pest-Proof Home
Pests love our homes because they’re full of easy opportunities. Access to food, water, and security, along with freedom from fluctuating temperatures are just a few reasons pests like to invade homes. Spring cleaning is a great way to eliminate two of the most important things for pests, food and water. Remove easy access to food cleaning up around the areas of your house where you eat. Sweep up any crumbs and properly seal your food to force the pests to find a new food supply. Fix any leaking pipes throughout the home and utilize a dehumidifier when necessary to eliminate excess moisture and water. Turning your home into a barren desert for pests forces them to move on to greener pastures.
Where to Focus Your Spring Cleaning:
- Dining Room
- Under Sinks
Keeping the Pests Out
When it comes to spring indoor pest control, prevention is key. By properly sealing off your home and managing the areas where pests commonly enter, you can prevent the pest problem before it happens. The most obvious places to focus on are the entrances. Make sure your doors and windows are properly sealed and there are no gaps around them. This includes checking the screens on your windows and doors.
Next, check around the exterior of your home for any easy openings for opportunistic pests. Check for cracks and gaps in your foundation, the siding, and the roof. Next, work on keeping vegetation and lawn debris from reaching the side of your home. Keep piles of leaves away from your foundation and trim your trees and shrubs back. Anything that touches the side of your home becomes an opportunity for pests to gain entrance.
Invest in Spring Indoor Pest Control Services From Cramer Pest Control
Keeping pests out of your home here in North Carolina is a tough, year-round job. Without the right strategy, you may be dealing with pest infestations throughout the year. Start the year off pest-free with spring indoor pest control services from Cramer Pest Control. Pest control services here at Cramer Pest Control include indoor pest control, residential pest control, bed bug control, termite control, and more.
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